October 7, 2019

"It ain't about how hard ya hit. 

It's about how hard you can get hit 

and keep moving forward....

That's how winning is done!”
-Rocky Balboa

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that I have some very paternal, protective instincts when it comes to the kids I teach....

September 23, 2019

Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”
Leo Buscaglia


There is perhaps no human quality more sought-after, and yet less understood, than strength.

Strength is, simply, essential to our survival.  It is the quality that allow us as ind...

August 19, 2019

"Real living is living for others."

– Bruce Lee

We recently went to the movies to see “Once Upon a Time…. In Hollywood”, Quentin Tarantino’s “love letter to Old Hollywood”, as more than a couple critics have described it.  (We all enjoyed it, and do indeed recommend it t...

June 10, 2019

"Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going."
-Jim Ryun


Life gives us a lot to think about.  Every day, in ways big and small, there are questions to be answered, puzzles to be solved, obstacle courses to be navigated.  If we also had to expend...

April 30, 2019

One important key to success is confidence.

One important key to confidence is preparation.

-Arthur Ashe

For the past two months now, eighteen of our warriors--kids and adults, students of Karate and Kickboxing-- have been deep in the midst of a true rite of passage in ou...

March 11, 2019

Whether you think you can

or think you can't,

you're right.

-Henry Ford

You’ll notice a lot of violent battles being waged in our Dojo these days.  The combatants are dedicated martial artists taking on their own self-doubts and preconceived notions of their abilities.  Th...

February 17, 2019

"Speak Softly..."
-Theodore Roosevelt
Police Commissioner

Naval Secretary
3rd Degree Brown Belt

There is, of course, more to the above quote from our 26th President, who in the same breath advised us to also “carry a big stick.”  I don’t...

January 29, 2019

"If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."      

Chinese Proverb

That old adage came to my mind this morning as I sat in Waltham District Court to report on the separate arraignments of two guys who caused quite...

January 21, 2019

Take the first step in faith.

You don't have to see the whole staircase.

Just take the first step.

-Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Dojo Family,

I always thought this quote -- from one of the great peaceful warriors of our time -- was a great Dojo quote.  The steps we tak...

October 29, 2018

​"You gain strength, courage and confidence 

by every experience in which you
really stop to look fear in the face. 

--Eleanor Roosevelt

Why would we ever seek out things that scare us?

I know one of our young warriors was wondering that very thing during a recent conversa...

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